Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, Public Printer, 1854. Third Printing. Hardcover. 286pp. Octavo [23 cm] Dark brown cloth with decorative floral blind stamping to boards. Blind stamped bands and gilt title on backstrip. Very good. Volume has been professional and discreetly rebacked with original backstrip laid over. New endsheets and pastedowns. Item #42324
All sixty-five plates present at the end of the volume. Fold-out present. Map missing. Marcy's report abounds in topographical and geographical detail. In addition, as Sabin points out, the report "contains authentic information regarding the peculiar customs of the Indians of the southern plains. Their mode of warfare, their invariable violation of the chastity of female prisoners, and the construction of their dwellings and villages are particularly described." Wagner/Camp 226:3. Sabin 44512. Howes M2675.